In March 2011 Konecranes acquired the assets and operations of lift truck service company Zeiss Staplerservice GmbH, headquartered in Sommerein, Austria. The company is specialized in lift truck maintenance service, and the sales and rental of lift trucks. In 2010 the company’s net sales amounted to more than EUR 3 million. The value of the acquisition is not disclosed.
Zeiss Staplerservice makes it possible for Konecranes to offer its own lift truck sales and maintenance services in Austria. Zeiss Staplerservice’s activities are based on long-term customer relationships and the company has a wide customer base and strong experience in the sales and service of forklifts from 1.5 tons to the highest capacity Konecranes’ lift trucks.
“Zeiss Staplerservice complements Konecranes’ present offering in the area, and by combining local lift truck knowledge with our present resources and products, we are convinced that we will be a very valuable partner for our customers,” says Kari Åkman, Vice President, Service, Region NEI (Nordic, East Europe and India).
Zeiss Staplerservice has 23 employees. The acquired entity will serve as a competence, maintenance and business support center for Konecranes lift truck activities and for the surrounding Central East European countries.